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good morning, america. and winter whiplash. deadly flash floods devastating the midwest. dramatic rescues as the rivers rise. including a high school basketball team swept away on their bus. and now, snow and ice slamming the et as 20 states and an estimated 70 million americans face winter storm warnings. breaking overnight, the -called affluenza teen ethan couch captureded in mexi after a massive manhunt. the 18-year-old on the run for weeks with his mother, changing his appearance and fleeing the country after allegedly violating probation for a deadly drunk driving accident. how authorities finally caught him. sun goes down, the hands go up also this morning a race against time to find a missing country singer. disappearing while duck hunting in treacherous weather condions.
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and family now fearing for his life. and the search under way at this hour. go go high in the sky the college students going head to head for a record-breaking battle e of cornhole. who will win one of the most popular games as the schools get ready for the huge football playoffs? go big or go o home good morning, america. great to have "world news tonight" anchor david muir with us once again. >> great to count down to the new year with you, amy. >> always a pleasure. and we have baking news to begin with on "good morning america." that m manhunt f the wealthy teen, ethan couch, on the run with his mom after allegedly violating probation for a deadly drunk driving accident. he's transformed his look there and now detained in mexico. we'll have the latest coming up. but also breaking this morning, the weather. and that rough morning for millions of americans preparing for a messy commute, pictures from our affiliate wcvb in
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what a mess. the midwest, as well, reeling from that deadly flash flooding and rob is in missouri right now. this whole system moving eastward, as well. >> it is, indeed, david. the mississippi and tributaries rising, as well. the rainfall has stopped but the residents of this town have built this levee with heavy equipment and dozens of residents, volunteering to fill these sandbags in the hopes of saving their town when the river rises and crests later this week. blizzard conditions, combining with record rainfall and floods, claiming dozens of lives as the deadly midwest storm barrels towards the northeast this morning. in missouri four visiting soldiers stationed at a lolocal military base dead after their car swept away in this flooded roadway. dozens of volunteers areow scrambling to fill sandbags and shore up levees as the mississippi river expected to crest higher than it has in 22 years. >> never really been faced with
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the water's come up really fast. >> reporter: water rescues across the midwest. >> water rescue. school bus occupied by at least 18. >> reporter: overnight in illinois this school bus carrying a girl's high school basketball team skidded off the road and into floodwaters. 18-year-old brianna george was on that bus. >> oh, yeah. we were scared. some people were crying. >> reporter: in oklahoma residents panicked as the illinois river crest three times higher than its previous high in the 1950s. >> i've lived here for 30 years and never before seen anything like this. >> reporter: while in texas the cleanufrom those monster tornadoes giving way to ice and sleet. incredible amounts of rainfall here for december, look at these totals over a foot in many spots from southwest missouri across into illinois. and all of this water's got to get through the river systems. and that's why it will take several days for the mississippi to rise as well. we have flood warnings in advance and flood watches in advance of the next system
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in new england with the form of sleet and snow. and by the way, amy, it morning adding insult to injury floods. country impacted. rob, thank you. system is on the move you just heard from rob, snow and ice causing major problems for millions of americans hitting the road thimorning. 20 states now under winter storm alerts. abc's linzie janis is in boston which just l last wint got that record-breaking amount of snow. linzie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. this winter has finally arrived. overnight the e boston aa getting up to 3 inches of snow but the real issue is this freezing rain and sleet that you see now. it creates ice on the roadways, we are just outside of the city on the massachusetts turnpike. drivers here being asked to take extreme caution. the concern is with this being the first snowstorm of the seon, it could catch people offguard. boston, of course, did have its snowiest winter on rord, 110.6 inches in total.
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through that again. david and amy? >> all right, linzie, thanks. drive safely with the team. we move on to breaking news overnight, mexican authorities, as you mentioned, detaining wealthy 18-year-old ethan couch. known as the affluenza teen after a fatal drunk driving accident. the texas teenager and his mother were on the run for weeks, after he allegedly violated probation. they were both taken into custody near puerto vallarta. abc's matt gutman has the latest. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, david. we learned that authorities are now in the process of bringing themack here. now, the u.s. marshal's office alerted the mexicans they were in puerto vallarta on christmas or the day after christmas. two days later, they nabbed them off a busy tourist street. ethan couch famously blond apparently dyeing his hair and goatee black. overnight, a three-week-long international manhunt for ethan couch coming to an end in mexico, with this booking photo. abc news confirming the 18-year-old and his mother tonya
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puerto vallarta. the blond teen's hair and goatee now dyed black, his shirt open. his hands appear to be cuffed d behind his back. the mother, who authorities tell us refused to sit still to be photographed, apparently also changing her look. cutting her hair.. ther and son are now being transported to guadalajara as the legal proce to fly them back to the u.s. begins. >> affluenza. >> too rich for jail. >> reporter: he was just 16 when he killed four people drunk driving in 2013. he pled guilty but was sentenced to only probation after his legal am argued he suffered from affluenza. an unrecognized condition caused by his spoiled upbringing that apparently prevented him from knowing right from wrong. >> i have never seen a case that sparked such outrage that sparked such emotion from people. four totally innocent people we taken away in a second by
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this juvenile. >> reporter: that video posted earlier this month to twitter shows couch at party near a beer pong table. the sheriff believes that is at caused couch who is not supposed to drink according to his probation, to skip his next probation meeting and flee. >> but i think it was the trigger that sent him running once that video surfaced. >> reporter: the u.s. marshals and fbi joined the hunt for couch last week amid worries the parolee would flee the country and change his appearance. >> he is not the kind of person who rehabilitates, who learns his lesson. >> reporter: after his conviction he didn't spend a single day in prison. at is kely to change but because he is still considered a juvenile here in texas and because he's still suspected of only a single violation of parole, he probably won't spend much time behind bars. vid? >> matt, thanks so much. we want to bring in dan abrams this morning. dan, always great to he you with us.
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these sosocial media videos, which authorities say he was, doesn't this makee ate l worse for him? >> sure. it doesn't help at all that he's seems to be trying to escape. but as an escape effort, you go to puerto vallarta over christmas when everyone there are american tourists? i mean, i think there's this image that, oh, you can to mexico and you can escape justice. if you go to mexico, they're going to send you back. if you go to mexico, you have to hide in mexico. you can't go to puerto vallarta and hope that you're not going to get caught there. so, he is in more legal trouble than he was but i think matt is right, that you're talking about still limited amount of time behind bars because they're still going to have to prove that he violated the probation in the sense that he was drinking. just being at the party where people are drinking isn't going to be enough to put him behind bars. but the fact that he left, and if they can prove that he was trying to escape, that could do it. >> all right, so don't go to puerto vallarta. that's the lesson here.
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much does she face iterms of punishment if she did help him run? >> if the goal was, if the intent was for her to help him evade justice she could be facing the criminal justice system, as well. so they're now both facing the possibility of being in jeopardy because of this but, again, they'll have to prove that they ren't just on vacation but that this was an intentional effort to evade justice. >> vacation's over. >> yep. >> dan abrams, thanks. now to cleveland, a city on edge this morning after a grand jury decided thought to indict the two police officers involved in that shooting death of 12-year-old tamir rice. rice's family saying they are saddened but not surprised by the grand jury's decision. abc's t.j. holmes has the latest. >> reporter: marches in cleveland overnight. >> no justice, no peace. >> reporter: in new york cit as well. >> justice for -- >> tamir rice. >> reporter: after a grand jury refused monday to i indictwo
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of 12-year-old tamir rice. >> the death of tamir rice was an a absolute agedy. it was horrible, unfortunate and regretble but it was not by the law that binds us a crime. >> reporter: the shooting captured on surveillance video was a perfect storm of human error according to the prosecutor. rice was shot by rookie officer timothy loehmann outside a cleveland rec center in october of 2014. the officer and his training responding to a report of someone with a gun. he mistook rice's toy gun for a real one. >> to any observer it's difficult to distinguish between the real and fake gun. >> reporter: the shooting shook cleveland. >> whose streets? >> our streets. >> repter: tamir's mother made clear in an earlier intervw with george stephanopoulos what she hoped the the outcome of the investigation would be. >> i'm looking for a conviction. for both of the officers. >> reporter: but the rice family lawyer claims the prosecutor sabotaged the grand jury case. you don't believe this grand jury got a clear picture, they were essentially steered in a particar direction. >> absolutely no question that the prosecutor orchestrated an effort to exonerate these officers.
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this a afternoon as far as the officers go, they remain on restricted duty with the force. reviews continue by the city as ll as the department of justice. as far as the family goes they are now pursui a civil suit. >> t.j. holmes in cleveland for us, thanks. we tn now to the race for the white house, "your voice, your vote." dold trump on the attack taeting bill and hillary clinton,lso republican rival chris chriristie und attack. he's seeing a new surge in new hampshire. d abc's mary bruce has the latest for us. >> reporter: this morning donald trump taking aim at a new targ, chris christie. blasting the new jersey governor overnight in new hampshire where christie is surging. suggesting he knew about the lane closings at the center of the bridgegate scandal. >> they're closing the biggest bridge in the united states, the most traveled on bridge, one of them in the world. and most traveled on in the united states. you're doing that and you're not telling the governor and you're with him all the time. >> reporter: fresh attacks after "the new hampshire union leader" endorsed christie and recently
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bully biff in the "back to the future" movies. >> you have a very dishonest wspaper. >> reporter: this, as he ramps up his attacks against clinton. >> she says, oh, we'd love to run against trump. it's her worst nightmare. >> reporter: they used to be friendly attending trump's wedding in 2005 but now trump is slamming both clintons as the former president gets ready to campaign for his wife. trump tweeting, if hillary thinks she can unleash her husband with his terrible record of women abuse while playing the women's card on me, she's wrong. trump previously said bill inton's infidelity was not an issue. >> look at the trouble bill clinton got into with something that was totally unimportant. and they tried to impeach him, which was nonsense. >> reporter: the front-runr's latest feud started when trump
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clinton's loss to obama in 2008. a crass term he's defending. >> can i say the word? obama -- i won't say it. by the way, that word, that's a common word in new york. and it means to be beaten badly. >> reporter: now clinton will be back on the campaign trail later today and her campaign says she will not be bullied or distracted by these attacks against her or her husband. david. >> mary bruce in washington, mary, thanks so much. it's not even 2016 yet. >> but so much more to come. >> much more to come. probably today. let's get to weekend "gma" anchor dan harris with the other top stories this morning. starting with a new new terror threat as we approach the holiday. >> that's right. good morning, everybody. lice in belgium arrested two people suspected of plotting an end of the year attack in brussels. they allegedly had isis propaganda and military style equipment but no weapons or explosives. belgium raised its terror threat level. authorities say the arrests are not connected to the recent attacks in paris. a security scare during president obama's vacation in hawaii. a drone was spototted flyi near the president's motorcade.e. thsecret service tracked down n the man flying the drone who said he wasn't aware the motorcade was nearby. no charges will be filed. a big loss in the world of music. the man known as
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died. the ace of spades the ace of spades >> that's motorhead frontman lemmy kilmister singing, "ace of spades." recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. lemny, as he was known, was 70 years old. a trillioning game in monday night football. the broncos made this field goal and bengals got their last chance but a.j. mccarron fumbled the snap. this win earns the broncos a spot in the playoffs. and finally, one way to make the most of an outrageous delay at the airport. this is danny roderick, because of weather he was stuck at o'hare airport in chicago for 50 hours all the while a diamond ring was burning a hole in his pocketet. so since he couldn't get to phoenix to propose to his girlfriend, he texted her a picture of the ring. term omg twice which he took to me, yes.
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sensitive communication in his marriage will be conduct via text, which marriage counselors everywhere say is a brilliant idea. >> really have to think it through except when it auto corrects you. >>ot planning a boys' trip to vegas, #yolo. >> it won't be omg, though. it will be sething else. >> it'll be get home now. >> thanks, dan. >> thank you, dan. to the very latest in those explosive accusations involving superstar quarterback peyton manning. the nfl saying it's reviewing the report alleged he used performae-enhancing drugs to stage one of the greatesest football comebacks ever. he fiercely denies it and is coconsiderinsuing. abc's ryan smith has the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. as dan said, the denver broncos playoff-bound last ght. but without their iconic star. sidelined with a foot injury. his teammates saying he believed manning 100% but the controversy continues as al jazeera is releasing more information about that rehab facility. this morning, peyton manning weathering the storm of
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>> peyton manning missing a sixth game tonight with his foot injury. >> reporter: the super bowl winner slamming accusations made in the al jazeera documentary "the dark side" showing charles sly said to bebe a pharmacist at the guyer institute where he received treatment for a debilitating neck injury talking to an undercover athletebout sendi the star growth hormones. >> a growth hormone everywhere, florida. never be under peyton's name. always be under her name. >> it's completely fabricated. complete trash, garbage. >> reporter: the guyer institute saying sly was nothing more than a three-month unpaid intern in 2013 when manning wasn't being treated. al jazeera refuting that claim releasing this phone call allegedly made to guyer nearly one month ago. >> i need to do an employment verification on a gentleman called charlrles sly. >> yes. >> he's a pharmacist and i believe he did a rotation with you. is that ght?
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>> yes, uh-huh. >> could you possibly give me the precise dates? >> the start date we have where we signed for him was s 10/17 of '11. >> reporter: the nfl telling abc news on monday, we are reviewing the matter. >> we are in the steroids era in spororts. the nfl is well aware of w what's going on. and the nfl should look into this. >> reporter: the performance-enhancing drug hgh banned by the nfl known for its restorative effects. >> it is claimed it helps promote lean body mass, reduce the accumulation of fat that people get when they get older, and supposedly makes you feel younger. >> reporter: sly saying he made it all up to test the reporter recanting online. >> statements on any recordings or communications that al jazeera plans to air are absolutely false and incorrect. >> reporter: al jazeera standing by their report, while star players are standing by peyton manning. his brother eli manning saying the accusations seem very odd
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hate to see your gd friends go thrhrough anything like this. and he should know. he's faced a lot of controversy this past year. >> it is odd. so many questions still, thank you. back out to rob in missouri, with the latest on the winter weather hitting the midwest and northeast. rob, are you ever coming home? >> yeah, hopefully eventually but the rivers are going to be slow to rise here. cold air in place. winter storm warnings posted for minnesota where it's still snowing in spots. across the northeast that's the main concern here for the morning rush especially. we're seeing freezing rain across western new jersey, massachusetts seeing sleet and snow accumulates.
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travel today. >> spring-like floods and tornadoes, the atmosphere trying to change gears after being stuck in that stubborn weather pattern. with all that warm air.
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back to you. > a real trouper for the holidays. a country singing gone missing caht in a massive storm on a hunting trip. his boat found capsized overnight and the search under way right now. >> and then a home invasion outbreak. the single mother who says she s targeted three times with attempted break-ins. the terrifying items found in the suspect's bags just outside her house. the flu virus hits big. with aches, chills, and fever, there's no such thing as a little flu. and it needs a big solulution: anntiviral.
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snow? the city of des moines has 700 miles of residential streets to plow. they started with snow routes, then moved to the rest of residential streets. plowing there is still underway. remember most cities have their snow ordinances in place-- which means you can't park on the street until they're done plowing. there could also be a rush at the des moines airport today. many flights out of the des international delayed or even monday. which means trying to sort out their travel plans meterologist sam schreier is keeping a close watch on the current conditions... hey sam... sam/
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welcome back to "gma." you' looking at boston w where a wintry weather mix is leading to treacherous commutes for so many this morning. more than a dozen states now under a winter storm warningbe careful out there. >> for those wondering if winter would ever arrive. >> it's here. >> it's here. right now the manhunt for ethan couch coming to a close. authorizes finding the texas teen and his mother in mexico after they allegedly went on the run following a probation violation for a deadly drunk driving accident. take a look at this. this morning, more tha 100 skiers and snowboarders up in canada, trapped on a broken-down chair lift. they rappelled 30 feet down to the ground after being stranded in midair. good news, nobody was hurt there. also this morning, an incredible survival story. how one teen fought for his life
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police finally spotting him 50 miles from home. how he svived in single-digit temperatures. that incredible story coming up in just a bit. >> can't wait for that. first this half hour a search under way right now for country singer craig strickland who went missing after going duck hunting in the e middle o that oklahoma storm. david wright is here this morning with much more for us. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, vid. stricknd is the frontman for a popular country band backroad anthem. he and his buddy went on a christmas weekend duck hunt that went terribly wrong. and now the friend has turned up dead. and strickland is still missing. the sun goes down the hands go up and the beer comes out >> reporter: as the lead singer of the country band backroad anthem, craig strickland plays to packed houses. but this morning, friends and family fear for the 29-year-old's life after he and a friend, 22-year-old chase moreland set out near tulsa,
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in an area besieged by record rainfall and flooding.g. moreland's body turneded up overnight. authorities discovered theheir boat csized but no sign of strickland. just hours before the two set out, moreland sent out this ominous sounding tweet. in case we don't come back, craig strickland and i are going right through winter storm goliath to kill ducks in oklahoma. strickland, who rescently married a 2014 miss usa contestant, miss arkansas helen wisner, retweeted the message. the duo were last spotted two hours after they set out. the band is asking its fans to pray for strict land's safe return posting on the facebook page, the power of prayer is huge. #prayersforcraig. strickland's family posted this to the band's facebook page. we can't even std to think about it. we are devastated. only god and time can put us back together. your heart goes out to his family especially his wife,
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authorities discovered moreland's body late yesterday, but had to suspen the the sear because the weather was so bad. they plan to resume searching for strickland today. the nd has a new yeaear's gig scheduled for little rock, not looking good. >> that last message is haunting. >> very much. >> all right, david,d, thanks. to another terrible tragedy. this one at a ymca pool, a college student on the dartmouth swim team drowning in front of his family after attempting a risky feat underwater. reena ninan is here with more on that. good morning, reena. >> reporter: amy, good morning. it's a growing concern, swimmers pushing themselves to the max holding their breath for too long with little or no rest in between and then passing out underwer and drowning. a day at the pool during a fafamily holay ended in tragedy monday for 21-year-old dartmouth swim team member tate ramsden. >> cardiac arrest at the ymca. cpr in progress. >> reporter: the ivy league swimmer pulled from the pool at a sarasota ymca after relatives noticed he wasn't moving under water. according to a police report
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swimming some 4,000 yards before trying to do four laps across the pool without coming up for air. a dangerous way to train for endurance, putting even the most experienced swimmers at risk. for a potentially deadly condition called a shallow water blackout. essentially fainting after holdintheir breath underwater for too long. ougio benitez learned that even thehe best swmers should set limits. >> how long is too long to hold your breath underwater? >> we usually say 30 seconds is about the limit. >> reporter: olympic super imr michael phelps warning of the dangers in this psa. >> if shallow water blackout occurs, it's often fatal. >> reporter: at least seven shallow water blackout related deaths have been documented across the country. ramsden's heartbroken family telling abc news overnight his capacity for love for his family and friends was his great gift. and we truly cherished every moment we shared together.
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examiners are determining exactly how taylor ramsden drowned. as his family now plans a memorial service in his hometown of nashville. with a typical drowning they say six to eight minces before there's brain damage. with this type of drowning 2 1/2 minutes. >> the lack of oxygen, the impact of that. thank you. now to a holiday scare for a single mom sialite barely escaping frightening home invasion while she and her children were therere. e says it's just the latest in a string of break-in attempts on her house, including one caugh on s surveillae camera. and mara schiavocao has the latest. >> reporter: atlanta party host danielle rollins is used to entertaining guests in her home. >> here comes the tequila. >> reporter: but this morning she's recovering from a brush with some very unwelcome holiday visitors. >> the door handle started moving and i heard male voices. >> reporter: rollins, a single mother, was home with her children and her own mother, the evening after christma in the upscale atlanta neighborhood of
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trying to break into her home. her armed security guard chased them off and police quickly responded discovering bags dropped by the suspects as they fled and a potentially terrifying home invasion plan. >> there was helicopters with searchlights and dogs and i think i knew at that moment that it had to be something really bad in the backpack to warrant that type of, you know, measures. >> reporter: and it was. according to pololice, theags ntaining a loaded ruger, lots of am municipal -- ammunikion, binoculars, duct tape, pepper pr, and rubber gloves. this isn't the first attempted break-in at rollins' home. she says she's been targeted three times in the last month including this incident t caught on surveillance video in early december. seemingly part of an outbreak of home invasions in this picturesque community, just months earlier a neighbor roed inside her home and held at gunpnt for more than 90 minutes.
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settling in. it choked me up and it scared me to death. >> reporter: for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> mara, thank you. coming up on "gma," the facebook hoax promising millions to millions. mark zkerberg and "gma" caught right in the middle of the scam sweeping social media. we're going to get to the bottom of it this morning. a pregnant cnn anchor gasping for air in front of the cameras passing out live midreport. we'll tell you what happened and give you the latest on her condition this morning.o be. i even accept i have a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem. but i won't accept is getting out there with less than my best. so if i can go for something better than warfarin, i will. eliquis. eliquis reduced the risk of stroke better than warfarin, plus it had significantly less major bleeding than warfarin. eliquis had both. that really mattered to me. don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to,
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all know what they say, if it soununds too gd to be true, it probably is. but that didn't stop a hoax on facebook from spreading like wildfire which began shortly after mark zuckerberg and his wife announced they were giving a huge chunk of their facebook shares away. abc's gio benitez is here to set the cord straight for us this morning. good m morning, o. >> so we're not getting the money? >> reporter: not getting the money, good morning. this latest one even mentions "gma" to make you think it's real. but this morning we're told a
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have dgerous intentions. this morning, a wild rumor spreading on facebook, crediting "gma" as the source, mark zuckerberg is going to give away 4.5 million of his facebook stock to people like you and me. all you have to o do is co and paste this to your page. this is not a hoax. it's on "gd morning america." the problem is, it is a hoax. here's what we actually reported. >> mark zuckerberg promising to give away 99% of his shares of the company to charity. >> reporter: the phony status update going viral. facebook quickly responding. while priscilla and mark's the world is real, not everything you read on the internet is. and they're not giving it away randomly. the hoax just one of thousands social media. >> i just won $250,000. yes! >> reporter: kris white says someone wrote to herbout
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powerball lottery, telling her she'd get her winnings if she sent in $750 for taxes. >> sucker, i guess, i belelieved it. >> reporter: the zuckerberg hoax doesn't ask for cash, but experts say it could be used to find easy targets for i.d. theft. even if someone isn't necessarily asking for money they're trying to see if you're going to fall for this. >> exactly. >> reporter: and then steal your identity. >> yeah, it's like a trap, just trying to pull you in. >> reporter: overnight facebook telling abc news, it has an abuse-fighti team using automated and manualystems to help spot suspicious activity. but you can spot them yourself, too. >> there are spelling errors and grammatical errors throughout. usually a sign it's coming internationally. >> reporter: if you want to see if a post isis legit, ok for this blue checkmark. the verified badge next to a company's name. and just about every social media site has a way to report suspicious activity. sometimes as a link k on the pt itself, but facebook says if you see your friends sharing hoaxes,
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and share that info with the rest of your friends. just don't believe everything you read online. >> yeah, some great tips there, gio, thank you. this is no hoax coming up how cell phone customers can cash in big. why sprint and verizon are ying back millions this morning. and you may get a piece of it. >> this is real. we promise. also ahead, you're 50 miles from home in sisingle-dig temperaturures. incredible. how this 14-year-old boy miraculously survived the wilderness for 30 hours alone.
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we're trng to have a discussion here, dan. we can keep it going. we'll turn to that incredibly brave teenager alive this morning after spending nearly 30 hours lo in the frigid utah wilderness. surviving single-digit temperatures, rescued just minutes before the search became a body recovery mission. but now he's opening up to abc's kayna whitworth with his incredible survival story. >> reporter: this morning, a 14-year-old boylive against all odds. >> i really thought i should have been dead. >> reporter: just released from the hospital brayden neilson sharing his astonishing tale of survival after spending nearly 30 hours in the utah wilderness.
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out of my shotgun, probably shot about 2525 rounds. and i started crying and freaking out. >> reporter: neieilson and friend set out on a hunting trip but the friends were separated and neilson was lost. using his cell phone to call 911, even sending this text message to his brother, saying, i'm finene, eric. i love you so much. >> i went from in my own mind d to i can't bury him. >> reporter: all alone, brayden kept walking covering some 11 miles of frigid eartrth. >> i could see cops but i couldn't get to them. they couldn't see me. i was yelling as loud as i could. >> they've got a big group of searchers. they're going to start a big massive search for him. >> reporter: nine hours before search and rescue crews spotted him 50 miles from home. hypothermic and hallucinating but alive. >> i saw two pairs of headlights, i started walking to them. i think god led me that whol way through that -- all the way through there.
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help. >> reporter: this morning, the neilsons thankful for their very own holiday miracle. >> i tell you what, i don't take a lot of things for granted ymore. >> reporter: for "good morning america," kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. >> grateful for their miracle. >> oh, yes. wh we come back here this morning, the dramatic on-air scare for a pregnant cnn anchor who passed out while the cameras were still rolling. we were grateful to hear her condition is just fine. but we'll tell you what happened as the cameras were rolling. when we come back. coming up --ump start your 2016, brought to you by planet
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good morning i'm elias johnson... it's 7:56. elias: des moines' latest homicide remains unsolved. the 36 year old male victim was found shot to death at an apartment on the south side of des moines sunday overnight. a 37 year old year old woman was also shot but is recovering from her injuries at a hospital. police say they have a person of interest they're tracking down to interview. elias: des moines police are also asking for your help to catch a serial robber. they say this same man is behind five robberies at three convenience stores in des moines. a weapon, but does threaten violence. the suspect is described as a 20's, about 6 feet described as a white man in his 20's, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. know who he is? call polk county crime stoppers: 223- 1400. meanwhile, meterologist keeping a close watch on the current weather conditions. sam/
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"good morning america." it's 8:00 a.m. has your phone company been ripping you off? are yoyou headedor a piecece of the $150 million payout? you have until thursday to phone it in. y so much money is being returned and how to figure out if you're owed. >> bad news for the obama administration. the on air scare, a cnn anchor passing out on live supplies slurring her speech and gasping for air. >> put a turnaround in -- >> what she's saying happened and how she and her baby are doing ththis morni. a record number of christmas gift returns could mean incredible bargains for you, $19 billion in presents going back to the store. how to find the best deals and discounts. go big or go home all that and trisha yearwood sharing her comfort food recipes
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cold as we say -- >> good morning, america. go big or go home and good morning, america. great tuesday right here and we have the ultimate inspirational makeover this morning. take a look at these two struggling with their weight. guess what, now they are half their size. >> you've got to stick around for this. and look at the pyramid of unhealthy eating as the experts call it all part of their bad habits. they kicked it to the curb and theyost hal theheirize and they're going to make, well, quite an entrance here in just a moment. >> cannot wait for that. then as we count down to the new year and new year's rockin' eve right here in times square, if you want to break for vegas and celebrate the new year like the boys in "the hangover." who doesn't want a tiger in their bathroom. >> not me, amy. >> we're going to show you how to party like the wolfpack and where to go. but party safely, hopefully. party safely. >> yeah.
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we're going to go over to dan harris with the morning rundown. >> how not to get punched in the face by mike tyson. but we start here with the big storory, the texas teenager famous for his affluenza defense at his drunk driving trial has been captured in mexico. he and his mom have been detained in puerto vallarta, each having changed their hairstyles during three weeks on the run. ethan couch was wanted on a possible parole violation after he was seen on video partying. he avoided jail time as you may remember after a deadly drunk driving crash because his laers claimed his upbringing in a wealthy family made h unable to distinguish right from wrong. winter has finally arrived in the northeast with ice and snow blanketing g parts ofew york and new england. some areas of massachusetts s could see up to 5 inches of snow and thousands of flights have been delayed or canceled in chicago and other rts of the midwest. power outages reported from oklahoma to o michigan meanwhile, there's more flooding ahead in the midwest. strehes of the mississippi river are expected to crest at their highest level in more than
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overseas two people have been arrested in belgium accused oflanning an attack in brussels before the enof the year. they allegedly had isis propaganda and military-style equipment but no weaponsr explosives. a consumer alert for millions of wireless customers, a deadline is loomg if you have verizon or sprint. time running out to collect a big refund and abc's rebecca jarvis has details. >> reporter: this morning it's the call to action you don't want to miss. >> switch to sprint and save 50%. >> it's good to have america's most reliable network. >> reporter: if you are or were a verizon or sprint customer over the last five years, a piece of a $158 million payout could be waiting for youou. but only until thursday. both carriers paying back customers after the government fined them for allegedly making hundreds of millions of dollars by cramming bills with bogus
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9.99 a month for premium services like celebrity gossip and flirting tips. >> it's really nice to see the government finally start cracking down on them. >> reporter: with the deadline to file a verizon or sprint refund claim just days away, stomers should visit and >> the first step is really going back to all your monthly bills and checking out, are there they weird charges? >> r reporter:erizon says the settlement reflects its continued focus on putting customers first. sprint says we continue our proactive work to protect customers. for "good morning america," rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> rebecca, thank yoyou. and finally here just when you thought they had run out of bizarre world records, check it out. this is apparent lyly the largest ever round of cornhole often played d at colle football tailgatparties. cheerleaders from michigan state and alabama took turns tossing giant bean bags from the window
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giant board set up in florida. things got a little dicey on the ground when one of the mascots threw a bean bag at a rival cheerleader. a fight broke out there. the schools play thursday n night in the college football playoff on espn, and when it comes time for looking for jobs this is going to be a very important experience for those young scholars. >> who here has played cornhole? a show of hands? >> nope. apparently we missed out on an important part of the e american experience. >> were you asking us to raise or have you played cornhole? >> no, but you raised your hand. you have? >> you didn't tell us that. >> yes, i did. >> she did. you weren't listening. >> exactly. selective listening. >> all right. cornhole. sara, how about you? >> i was raising my hand. that's why we're friends, hello and now let's ta a look at what's ahead on the "gma morning menu." on air scare for a cnn anchor. whatat caused r to pass out live in front of the cameras. also, what happens to all those unwanted holiday gifts. christmas rejects turned super savings. we'll tell you where to find
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what was this? the anchor now saying she was okay but it's reallyaising questions and mara schiavocampo is here with much more. hey, mara. >> reporter: good morning. harlow is pregnant and she is fine now but there were several anxious moments there as concerned viewers wondered what had happened. many taking to social media find out. as it turns out, harlow isn't ththe only one to have a moment like that on live tv. it was a frightening tv moment seen around the world on monday, cnn anchor poppy harlow reporting live when all of a sudden her words start to slur. >> quite a -- quite a turnaround in -- >> reporter: then heavy breathing as you can hear her gasp for air. with no explanation, the show cuts to commercial break leaving worried viewers to take to social media. "did anyone just see and hear what happened on cnn live?" >> for all of yoyou on twier who are asking if i'm okay, thank you so much.
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out for a moment. i am fine. >> reporter: harlow who is pregnant says she saw a doctor right after the incident writing on twitter, "update from the hospital, our little girl due this spring is doing just fine. was a scare but we are both okay. thank you all so much." dr. jennifer wu does not treat harlow but says dizziness and fainting are not uncommon during pregnay. >> it's normal for the blood pressure to drop during g the middle of the pregnancy. with this lower blood pressure any changes like dehydraration or low w blood sur can add to feeling of faintness or dizziness. >> this isn't the first time a reporter has struggled with words on air. >> as the league investigates, excuse me, guys, losing my breath. espn reports that a-rod -- he wants to make sure -- >> it happened to our own paula faris in 2013 thanks to gestational asthma. also because of a baby on board.
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>> reporter: and in 2011, news reporter serene branson made national headlines after she lost the ability to speak coherently. turned out she was suffering from a migraine aura. >> very heavy,eavy rotation tonight -- >> reporter: the result of a serious form of headache. now, thankfully harlow was sitting down when she fainted.d. doctors say a much bigger concern is if you're standing because a bad fall can be very dangerous for a pregna woman and the baby. this is very real. i feel out of breath all the time and it's just a side effect of pregnancy. >> yeah, you're both -- have you ever had that ppen? >> i've never had that but i've had the shoredness of breath. yes. >> feels like i've run up a flight of stairs. >> and y you've do nothing. >> we're glad poppy is okay. it was concerning to watch that moment but glad she's okay and has been checked out by the doctor. >> and t the baby on the wa >> baby is on the way. baby girl as we just heard in that report. amy, over to you. >> it is a question many of us will face after the holidays,
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turns out there are companies that actually resell used or refurbished ods in bulk and can mean incredible bargains for you, a story we first saw in "the wall street journal." take a look. >> i'm sure th is a good gift. okay. dig in there, tear it up. >> a flashlight? >> we've all been there, unwrapping that unwanted christmas gift that we know we'll be rushing to the store to return but where do all those returns go? many end up at places like this, shorewood liquididators whe products from popular retailers likemazon and home depot are returned. >> we process store returns. we check the items to make sure they're complete. if they need any parts we do repair of tools and electronics in our facilities then we resell the items online. >> reporter: this holiday season one over $19 billion worth of gifts are expected to be returned. >> this is a major industry. it's called the recommerce industry. these are wholesalers and liquidators who are swooping in and picking up truckloads full ofof stuff tt yove returned that retailers don't know what to do with. >> reporter: companies like
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those gifts you didndn't want. all right, let's bring in consumer expert lisa lee freeman. lisa, thanks for being with us. >> you're welcome. >> i think a lot of us think when we return something it just goes right back up on the shelf >> not at all. retailers are getting returns by the boatload especially during the holidays and a lot of you have this doesn't come back in mint condition beuse of the problem of wardrobing, people buying returning them and stores are not allowed to put back on shelves things that are used. they cannot sell them as new. >> how can we find those refurbished goods or, you know, resold goods? where do we find them online? >> ebay can a huge reseller of returned and refurbished goods. best buy unloads a lot of its electronics there. >> i got a new tv last week someone used for a week. >> that's awesome. also amazon has something called amazon warehouse deals. also walmart sells refurbs.
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ses them and there's a website called secondipitk which buys all this stuff from the retailers. >> and discounts are huge. i got 50% off the tv because it was in someone else's home for a week. >> absolutely. you can get huge discounts talking about 80% or more. a couple of examples that we found, for example, was a t-fal 12-piece set, it was 60% off retail. i couldn't find it any cheaper online anywhere. another product we f found wer monster headphones, we found them, they were 80% off at secondipity. and i couldn't find them any cheaper anywhere else. >> t these gds are just as good as n new ones? >> yeah, absolutely, especially ifou look for the words, manufafacturer rurb. that means the manufacturer tested it, refurbed it and stand behind it. it's a great thing to look for. >> huge, huge savings. lisa lee, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> allright, d david ove to you. >> love those ideas.
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jumpstart on 2016. three days away from the new year and one of the most popular things is getting into shape in the new year. you're about to meet two people who did that but much more, losing half their body weight. they're featured in "people" magazine's half their size and a quick look at how they did it. >> at her heaviest, heather patterson weighed 257 pounds. >> right after i got married i was in a pretty severe car wreck, was bedridden for a few weeks and then on crutches and i just turned to foofor comfort and then i had children and my weight, i just kept putting that weight on. slowly over the years went from overweight to obese to morbidly obese. >> reporter: her inspiration to change coming from a photo on facebook. >> this photo came up on facebook that i was tagged in. when i saw that photo, it was just -- it really was the straw that broke the camel's back. it was the realization that not only did i physically feel bad, that is at i looked like to
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change. >> reporter: austin shifflett began gaining weight when he was just a teen. >> i was a recluse, i was in my room, video games, soda, junk food, i dn't like school because i got picked on. i was really depressed and they put mow on an antidepressant which one of the gownsides of it was potential weight gain and it spiraled out of control and i didn't want to go out in public, no family events or nothing like that. >> reporter: one day he reached a turning point when visitining a friend. >> he was trying to gain weight so weighed himself multiple times a day. you know what, i'm going to weigh myself. see where i am. thought i would be around 250. the scale said 324. i left his house immediately becausi was so upset and went and told my grandma's i'd like to start a diet program.m. >> reporter: two stories of hard work, determation and perseverance leading to extraordinary results. they're about to show us all right now. all riright, butefore we see what austin and heather look
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charlotte triggs, senior editor of "people" magazine. first of all what inspired you about these two stories in particular? >> these are people that face struggles that a lot of americans do. they struggled with their weight for years and really only once they saw this huge number on the scale did they take action and they did it with normal methods, just healthy eating and working out and this is something that really everybody can be inspired by and take away the tips to use themselves. >> an incredible self-motivation. i want to show everyone the door at home because this is the before picture right here. austin and heather and let's open the door and welcome the new year. look at them now. you look fantastic. >> thank you. >> incredible story. hey, good to see you, austin. first of a all, let'go over the numbers. the numbers really y are something. >> about 127 pounds so -- >> that's right, 257. you lost 127 to bring you to 130. that is incredible and, austin, the numbers on you, 324 pounds,
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>> you lost 166 pounds. >> yeah. so what was it for you? you were with a friend. you both decided to weigh yourselves. >> he was always trying to gain weight and i hadn't weigheded for a very long time. i got on the scacale and ias about 80 pounds heavier than i thought so that kind of like hit rock bottom. >> heather, for you it was an image on facebook seeing yourself looking bad. >> yes, i think everyone has that dreaded moment when they get tagged on facebook and don't know what's going to show up. this popped up. i realized that's what i looked like to everybody and i was tired of feeling bad and looking like that d i was ready to make a hang. >> it crystallized it for you. some of the bad habits. it looks good though to me. >> you can tell i love dairy. >> show us what you did to change that. >> well, i turned my life around and my eating habits. these are a lot of the things i eat. instead of a gallon of ice cream every two or three days, i'll have greek yogurt and put blueberries on them. spinach with egg whites for
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good fiber and bulking it up and it's what i love to eat. >> austin, show us how you turned your diet around. there go theurgers. i want the burgers. >> yeah, the burgers are great but w i i just dri a lot of water. no more sodas and these kins shakes, i just drink them a lot. before and after workouts and even as a meal replacement. they're really good. >> a lot is self-motation and you guys stand here as proof that we can do it in the new year. thank you both for coming on. >> no problem. >> showing us the new yous. impressive, right, guys? "people's" half their size issue on newsstands nationwide. tomorrow, more tips from "people" magazine from them about losing half their size. first to rob in missouri. >> reporter: we are in kimmswick along the banks of the mississippi river. the heavy equipment is out as they will add another couple of feet to this man-made levee. itit looks like it will crest friday morning.
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moisture from this storm making it -- wrereaking havoc across new england, sleet and snow and freezing rain will turn to rain mostly i think about this afternoon. just the next few hoururs will b very diceyey from boon back to albany and then heavy snow across parts of maine. >> i've offered to help, but they won't let me run the heavy equipment, guys, so it looks like i'm filling more sandbags later today. back to you in new york. >> i can only imagine why.
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always willing. time for "pop news." >> it is time for some "pop" and we're starting out with some major hotness. "modern family" star sofia vergara took to instagram overnight to wish her hot hubby joe manganiello a happy birthday. she wrote, "happy birthday to the husband i always dreamed of" and probably so many other women can see that, as well. a photo of thedancing at their wedding. they kept the birthday celebrating low k for a dinner with two. i always make the joke they could sit there and stare at each other for the rest of their lives and would be a happy marriage. >> happess. >> i mean, and there's a brand-new force awakening on the internet this morning in the form of a shirtless photo of young harrison ford. brazilian musician sergio mendes shared this picture on facebook. it was the d ford finished building his recording studio back in 1970. "star wars" fansns might rember ford actually landed his role as han solo after running into george lucas while doing some carpentry work for francis ford coppola. there's a lot of like awesome moments in tha
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and the rest, as they say, is history. can you imagine? >> can you catch your breath over there. our floor director is fanning herself at harrison ford. >> i mean, harrison ford doing carpentry, that just got hotter. do you ever use a hammer and nails, david? >> sara. [ laughter ] we'll save that for the commercial break.. >> i wand to see if we could up the david muir factor on set today. and now the couple behind this viral sensation singing all the hottest songs of 2015 in just 3 and a half minces known as husband the duo. husband and wifefe team miael and carissa alvarado have their racked up more than 4 million views on youtube with their hit medley and they're joining us for a special "pop news" pop-in from hawaii. hi, michael and carissa. >> hey there. >> hey. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> now, it was a huge year in music. how did you condense a all this down into such a short amount of time? >> you know, it was really tough
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songs we wanted to put in this 3.5 minutes' amount of time but we just googled the best-selling songs of the year and we kind of chose from that and kind of listened to our followers and what they wanted to hear. >> we would love to hear you perform for us if you're willing. noby can drag me down >> sure. >> yeah, we'll play a little bit of the snippet for you guys. >> all right. >> one, o. nobody can drag me down nobody nobody nobody can drag me down >> note you're too sexy beautiful and everybody wants a taste that's right that's right i still get yellous give it to me i'm worth it baby i'm worth it we got bad blood baby now we got bad blood >> wow. >> yay.
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clearly the theme of "pop news" was super talented couples who could do look at each all day or just play. that's beautiful. i cocould list to them all day. >> you'll be hearing from taylor swift's lawyer. >> to add you to the album. saving dan over here. >> don't dampen my "pop." okay? >> sorry. i'm zipped for the rest of "pop." i promise. >> all right, fantastic "p"pop news. thank you so we can all look at our spouses and think what can you do? >> how inadequate are we. >> i'm going to get my tool belt for you. >> thank you. >> country superstar kenny chesney coming up next jumpstart your 2016 brought
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home of the judgment-free zone.on( tt2watz'z'@f4 "a_bl tt2watz'@f4 bm`n`nti@ tt4watz'@f4 " dzlq &,\ tt4watz'@f4 " enlq v(< tt4watz'z'@f4 " gz o/d elias: good morning i'm elias johnson... it's 8:27 ... elias: plow crews keeping busy today. des moines public works has been out with crews overnight clearing roads. they're on 12 hour shifts. and once they're done with plowing, they plan to also put a layer of rock salt down to prevent slippery surfaces. elias: most metro cities also have their snow ordinances now in effect-- which means you can't park on snow routes. plows need open streets to clear the way. in des moines, they've also implemented their even/odd plowing system for neighborhoods with limited off-street parking. the neighborhoods involved in this can be seen on your screen. that means between the hours of 7 a-m and 7-pm you have to be on a certain side of the street. odd days of the month mean you park on the odd-address side of the street.
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on a green chrtmas >> welcome back to "gma." i'm happy to report david did find his tool belt and will be wearing that later in the broadcast. stay tuned for that. >> some things never die. >> it's around. just wait for it. we have a lot more coming up this half hou as well incding country star trisha yearwo who cannot only sing up a storm, she can cook one up too. her best comfort food recipes just moments away. first a very special one-on-one with another country star. >> can't wait for her visit but in the meantime, country singer kenny chesney is a great friend of "gma." headlined our summer concert series and taken us behind the scenes on the road and this morning he's telling abc's rebecca jarvis about his latest collaboration. >> let's go. because you only get -- >> the more music we have in our life the better everything is.
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>> reporr: to country music superstar kenny chesney his fans are everything. so is music. >> i have so much mus on my computer i could hit shuffle and it wouldn't repeat a song for three weeks. >> music, it's the last real thing we got. >> reporter: joining pharrell, drake and taylor swift and their apple music bandwagon. in the recent ad we get a behind-the-scenes look at his preparing for a massachusetts concert. drink it up >> the fact that i can take my fans by the hand and drag them along with me is pretty exciting. >> reporter: to apple he'd be bringing along his die-hard fans, the no shoes nation. but did you know kenny has a marketing degree? >> i got a degree in business and here i am writing songs to are a living and trying to be a rock star. which i love. >> reporter: i think you're succeeding. it's a little more than just trying. how doess apple music fit into
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>> because i love music and my fans love musicic and we can share that together like we haves beautiful. i wanant to dnk it up >> kenny chesney is an institution. >> reporter: head of content larry jackson picked up the phone and called kenny. >> i'm just happy that he liked the idea and he trusted in us. >> i remember what inspired me. like the first te i heard willie. >> so unique and special to him. he's incredible, i love him. >> but somewhere along the way we all forgot how much music can really party. >> reporter: huge win for apple. >> major. >> reporter: huge win for ken in i. >> i don't want to be the o to say that but we're hpy to work with him. he's amazing. >> the more accessible music can be in everyone's life it makes their life better. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rebecca jarvis, abc news, los angeles. >> if you've ever seen him perform he is incredible.
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>> what he's doing now. kenny chesney's new "spread the love" tour kicks off in april. >> the perfect time for an on location vacation if you're headed to las vegas this new year's and you want to party like bradley cooper and co-stars in "the hang over" we have spots you have to visit. what happened in vegas turned out to be a blockbuster hit for the sta of 2009's "the hang over." >> i added two more guys to my wolfpack. >> reporter: they head to vegas for the bachelor party to end all parties provi what happens in vegas stays in vegas. after a night of hard partying, they run into one small problem. >> we lost doug. >> reporter: and if you're headed to las vegas this winter anwant to party lehese stars, we've picked out the top spots for you to visit. first up,aesars palace. >> this isn't the real caesars palace is it. >> reporter: when todd phillips
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producers thought about the concept of this movie they, of cose, wanted to set it at ann iconic location like caesars palace s so right now i'm descending the onyx stairwell of "t hangover" suite set up for a mass party. >> reporter: if you're feeling lucky head down to the "hangover" slot machines. >> as you walk around virtually every casino in the world you'll see hangover on slot machines. >> reporter: head to the gift shop where "manageover" problem beal ya abounds after your might have mass partying head down to the pool where the guys tried to piece their night together and while it's unlikely you'll see the cast members in the flesh, you can settle for the next best ing at madame tussauds "hangover" visit. >> we wanted to create the most memorable scenes. >> reporter: you'll be able to re-create a classic scene in real life. >> the wedding chapel is memorable. people will be able to get
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hit the jackpot or say "i do," "the hang over" experience is sure to be a vacation to remember. or not. >> depending on what happens. >> or create your own too. that's always fun. >> one of the most epic movs ever, dan just said -- >> i watched it on a plane recently. it totally holds up. >> speaking of movies have you seen "joy"? it's fantastic. isabella rossellini plays trudy, a wealthy widow who meets robert de another rethrough a singles ad. i talked to her about what challenges women face in hollywood and this where they go on their first date. >> why don't you come with your entire family on my boat? bring the chdren, bring thehe gland grandchildren. >> sailboat, 55 feet. that is big, yeah, i would love to. bring some nice food, something to drink. >> but not red wine because it might stain the teak wood deck.
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>> okay, understood, no red wine. >> isabella rossellini joins us thismorning. thank you for being with us. >> thank you, thank you for having me. >> i love robert de niro calls ththe pairi of you two unexpected. you've known him personally for 30 years. what was it like working with him professionally. >> it was a delight, of course, whenen i first heard that i was hired to do the film i was a little bit intimided because he has such an enormous reputation and, yes, he wass the witness at my wedding with martin scorsese so we've known each other for a long time. but he's very benevolent on the set. it was lovely to work with him. >> you obviously got to work a -- joy being played by jennifer lawrence. everyone says she has no filter but in a good way. what was your experience like. >> she's extraordinary. i mean, she is a woman of incredible intelligence, very quick and one of the funniest persons i've ever bee around, incredible sense of humor.
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>> there has been a lot of talk recently and long overdue about ageism and sexism in hollywood. >> yes. >> how would you describe the movie industry for a 60-year-old woman like yourself? >> well, i haven't worked for six years, so t to finally have gotten -- >> not because you didn't want to. >> no, not b because i didn't want to but, of course, when you don't work for s years i created my own shows, i took a monologue on the road that i've written, you know, you try to create your own work. yes, there is less work, of course, i had a very big career as a model and i'm not modeling anymore so ageism, it definitely is something that exists and i have experienced. >> isabella rossellini, the movie is fantastic. you were great. more rows for women in their 60s. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> she was such a pleasure to speak with. "joy" in theaters now. she is fantastic and very, very funny so i encourage everybody to see it. rob, we have to head back out to you in missouri for tough weather you've been dealing with
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so many have. >> it's dry. the bad news, it's cold but getting out here and they've got the front loader and the backhoes and santa built up this levee because the river will come up to my shoulders it looks like. the record-breaking warm across the southeast. the cold finally infiltrating the northeast but look at these numbers, record-breaking in orlando, 85 degrees, norfolk, almost 80 degre today so that's some chilly stuff. across the rest of the country looking at thunderstorms across the south, chilly from denver to dallas. and across the southern california als chilly and some rain across the pacific nort >> sara, this levee looks very stng but could use a bit of a
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help out. >> i think you have the weather under control. i like the warm studio thing but hurry home. critics say "power" hits on all cylinders, the number one most patched starz original series ever and executive produced by rapper 50 cent joining us now are two of the pourhouse actors behind us. should i call you joseph sikora. >> that would be great. >> joseph and naturi naughton, weome to the show. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> as i understand this, you're >> that we build on the previous two seasons, we have a huge amount of psionate fans but it's spreading and the word is
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you're not the last one to know. >> fans need to know that tasha and tommy will expect amazing things because every character has a frustrating to fight for. >> a lot of action. a lot of momentum. >> a lot of craziness and drama, everybody may not make it. >> i only watch if you bring the crazy. >> we bring the crazy. >> curtis jackson, aka 50 cent is the executive producer but part of it. what's it like for him to be the boss. >> i've always loved and admired 50 cent as an rapper, artist, businessman and mog but working with him we have a seen, tasha and sanecanaan. it's a little scary, intimidating. i'm holding this glock -- >> every bit as intense -- >> whahat doou call him? >> 50. >> hee jus says, yes. >> we have allll differe names for him. what do you call him. >> fift. >> this is our ninth season of
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coat drive with burliton and kids fashion delivering. so far we've collected over 95,712 coats and we're about to have more so you guys,hank you so much for coming to donate with us. go ahead. drop them in. the number just went up. if any of you watching now want to donate a gently worn coat go to any burlington store, coats will be distributed free of charge to those in need in your communy and when you donate, take a picture andell us why you donated, include the #give #giveacoat. your picture might end up on "good morning america." thank you so much for being here. >> there's plenty of room in there. >> follow their lied. >> happy holidaysys.
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trisha yearwood. we are backow with some delicious recipes for your holiday week. country superstar trisha yearwood recently stopped by to share the secrets behind some of her favorite foods. >> the holidays are in full swinghich means a lot of people areraving comfort food so look who we have here, platinum selling multiple grammy award nning country singer and best-selling cookbook author trisha yearwood here with some delicious party recipes all featured on her show "trisha's kitchen". we have a great clip from your
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its seventh season by the way. >> yes. >> you're talking about reba about life on the road and coming home. let's take a look. >> d do you ck on the road? do you have like a bus that you stay in? >> i used to think i was going to cook on the road and i had a kitchen in the bus and ended up i think i made a fried bologogna sandwich. i will have to say on this tour with garth we have a wonderful catering crew and they've been making my recipes out of the book so it's cool. so i get to eat my cooking without having cook it or having to clean it up which is awesome? nothing wrong with a fried bologna sandwich. every now and hen. >> we have a chilly casserole. >> this is a cornbread chilli casserole and iave ground beef, lean ground beef and onions i browned here. pretty simple to put together. chicken stock in, salsa, some corn, a -- >> salsa you buy at the grocery store.
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this is canned corn, sweet corn drained. >> perfect. >> a little bit of cumin. a little bit of saltlt. some chilli powder and mix it all together and press it into the bottom of a man. >> this is the cornbread. >> i love my homemade cornbread but this did a store bought cornbread mix and add milk to it and top that and bake it at 350 for about 45 minutes in oh, my god, that is so good. >> put a list cheese and sour cream on top. that's that. >> it doesn't need it. it's fantastic. that is so good and black-eyed pea dip. >> i'll definitely servehis at new w year's. a lot of people think they don't like black-eyed peas. i used to bury them in the mashed potatoes for my husband. you puree them. >> so good. >> if you don't think you like black eyed peas, try the dip. >> onions in there. >> jalapeno. >> oh, yeah, i'm getting that kick. that is amazing. and then this is woman after
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you're like cookies. >> yeah. >> show me what you got here. >> everybody's got an easy chocolate chip cookie recipe. this one is just a, again, a super easy, i use dark chocolate chips. >> little healthier. >> i use self-rising flour so you don't have to think if you don't cook you don't have to think about mixing the flour and baking them. >> i have a list cripplekrip crisp to them. >> and brown sugar. erybody is hungry here, i can tell. feed us! >> i'll be eating more. this is just a little many haveling. this is fantastic. you can get these recipes on our website, on yahoo! trish sla's "southern kitchen" is on the food network.k.
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coming up next r&b superstar we are back now with r&b grammy winner r. kelly has a new cd out called "the buffet" and recently stopped by "gma" for a very special performance of his latest single "backyard party" and a variety of his classic hits. >> are you ready? i say are you ready? somebody make some noise. everyone's happy yeah finally it's the weekend hey all the hard work is behind me
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friends i'm about to throw something on the grill on the grill get together and play some cards yeah a couple of drinks something's smoking no one's got hating in their hearts whoa backyard party a backyard party we'll just have it a backyard party we'll just have a backyard party >> show them how you feel. i feel light i feel like whoa >> yeah. feel like yeah i feel like >> ladies and gentlemen, make some noise.
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bounce bounce bounce now i'm not trying to be rude but hey pretty girl i'm feeling used the way you do things you do reminds me of my lexus cool that's why i'm in your grill trying to get you to a hotel you pus be i football coach the way you got me playing the field so let me give you that running her hands through nye fro bouncing on 24s why they saying on the radio it's the remix to ignition hot and fresh out the kitchen momma rolling that body got everyan in here wishing sipping on coke and rum i'm so like so what i'm drunk it's the freakin' weekend i'm about to have me some fun my mind iselling me no but my body, m body's telling me yes baby i don't wanant to hurt
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must confess the wait is over. the playoff is here. >> the college football playoff
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4:00. and look what we foun the aforementioned promised david's tool belt. >> in my office. yeah, yeah, yeah. you know what else we found, chcheck outhis video. amy playing a little cornhole. it has actually happened. proof it happened. >> i told you. i'm a cornhole master. >>ive me that tool belt. >> got some pictures to hang in my office. can you help me out. >> i report to you. we'll see you tonight. elias good morning i'm elias johnson... it's 8:56. elias: a des moines woman was killed in a bus crash in chicago. the burlington trailways bus lost control on i-55 early yesterday morning. 33 passengers were on board.
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passengers were injured, and one was killed. that victim has been identified as 21-year-old nicole underwood from des moines. underwood was a university of iowa student, and was headed to chicago to meet with her boyfriend to celebrate new year's together. burlington trailways says the bus was going 49 miles per hour in a 55 zone. the bus driver told chicago police he was in the far right lane, getting ready to exit when a pick-up truck veered into his lane, causing him to lose control. for a check on our weather conditions, let's send it over to sam. sam/ weather adlib:
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